JANE & CARIN

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Midnight Confessions

If you couldn’t tell from my lack of postings this month, I’ve been plagued by a bout of writer’s block… and reader’s block. I blame it mainly on my lack of time. By the time I get home around 7 or 8 at night, all I want to do is eat dinner, spend a little family time with my small family of 2 + dog, and maybe watch an episode of Vampire Diaries (confession #1, I’ve been addicted to CW shows since it was the WB). But that is really no excuse. Reading and writing are the only two things that have centered my life since I can remember, and my removal from them has made me feel a little off-kilter. A little less than my self.

I read somewhere a long time ago (my first guess would be Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek or something very similar) that “any real life change should only make you more of who you are.” I just recently became an interior book designer (wait… what? Am I finally saying this outloud? It’s taken awhile for it to sink in), and though it was a bit of a turn from my previous strict path as a production coordinator, I’ve found that it has made me become more of who I am. More of my nitpicky, perfectionist, design-minded, problem-solving, this-paper-has-to-be-the-best-thing-I’ve-ever-written, slightly neurotic, workaholic me. But, (confession #2), this is not always a good thing. Because this has been consuming my world, I have barely been able to get through The Art of Fielding (do not misread me here, this is in no way a testament against the awesomeness of this book, because it is certainly one of the best pieces of literature I’ve read in a while, and the characters are quickly becoming some of my all-time favorites), nor have I written much of anything. So, after hearing about National Novel Writing Month, I decided I should commit to writing more next. Whether I end up spitting out a book or just more blog posts, well… only November will tell (confession #3, I’m horrible at sticking to my goals, so please remember to encourage me a little here!). Who knows, maybe it’ll lead me to another life change that will make me more of who I am!

So…umm… are you actually going to say anything about books, Carin? you may be wondering to yourself. Unfortunately no.

Thanks for listening!

– Carin

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“I think it makes more sense to write what you don’t know. To write what makes you uneasy, what you wonder about, what keeps you awake at night."

— Lois Lowry, at the BEA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast

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